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Caring for a person with dementia
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia affects not only the person with the disease, but also those closest to the person, including caregivers, family and friends.
People who are providing care to someone with dementia will experience challenges associated with the disease. There is no right way to provide care and you will need to try different approaches to find what works best for you. Your ability to provide care will be impacted by:
Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating and difficult, but it can also be rewarding. Solving problems and becoming confident in giving care can be satisfying.
As the disease progresses, you may be required to provide different types of support, from assisting with financial decisions to helping the person complete everyday tasks. At times, this may feel overwhelming.
But there is hope. By educating yourself about dementia and caregiving, you have the ability to maintain quality of life for both of you.
Remember, you are not alone! The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay provides support and information that will help you cope with the challenges of caregiving.
We Can Help
What to Expect
First Link Learning Series
Reducing Caregiver Stress
Ambiguous Loss and Grief in dementia
Fact Sheets for Caregivers
A Handbook for Care
Shifting Focus: A Guide to Understanding Behaviour
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